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Stunning Northern Lights Photos of 2011

Aurora of Sept. 9, 2011 As Seen From Saskatchewan

Colin Chatfield

Colin Chatfield captured this shot of the super-charged aurora on Sept. 9, 2011 from his backyard in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Aurora Outside of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Robert Berdan (http://www.canadiannaturephotographer.com/aurora2.html)

Photographer Robert Berdan said, "One of the first photos I took, the cloud on the right is part of a storm that passed over and is heading toward Calgary. The orange glow is from the lights of Calgary reflecting off the clouds."

Aurora over Lake Superior, August 2011

Greg Kretovic (www.MichiganNaturePhotos.com)

Photographer Greg Kretovic of Marquette, Michigan (Upper Peninsula) said, "It was amazing seeing them move from the Lake Superior horizon to overhead."

August 2011 Auroras by Colin Chatfield

Colin Chatfield

Skywatcher and photographer Colin Chatfield snapped this amazing aurora view on Aug. 5, 2011 from just outside Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, Canada, using a Canon 40D and Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens.

Aurora over Clearwater, Minnesota, August 2011

Agnieszka and Friedrich Deters

Photographers Agnieszka and Friedrich Deters said, "With thunderstorms in the area, we had to travel north to find enough clear skies so we could look for the northern lights. The trip paid off! The expression on our faces as we spotted the northern lights for the first time through the clouds was emotional."

Aurora over Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, August 2011

Lance Taylor (RASC), Edmonton, AB, Canada

Photographer Lance Taylor caught the aurora at the Cooking Lake Blackfoot area near Edmonton, AB, on August 6, 2011.

Aurora over Whirlpool Lake, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, Canada, August 2011

Warren Justice

Photographer Warren Justice said, ". With clouds ever present the sky glowed with an eerie ghost-like atmosphere."

August 2011 Auroras by Colin Chatfield

Colin Chatfield

Skywatcher and photographer Colin Chatfield snapped this amazing aurora view on Aug. 5, 2011 from just outside Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, Canada, using a Canon 40D and Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens.

Aurora over Glacier National Park, Montana, August 2011

Ray Stinson, NPS Astro-VIP

Photographer Ray Stinson caught the aurora at Glacier National Park in Montana on August 5, 2011.

Aurora Near Pulawy, Poland, August 5, 2011

Kamila Mazurkiewicz

Photographer Kamila Mazurkiewicz captured the aurora near Pulawy, Poland, August 5, 2011.

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